ENZA ZADEN. RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
A group with global standing in the vegetable seed breeding sector founded in 1938, Enza Zaden has set a primary objective for its research branch: to create new varieties with extra nutritional and health-giving properties to offer end consumers.
Research&Development is the beating heart of the company. This is where varietal innovations begin. The strength of Enza Zaden is the fruit of years of experience in selection programmes and a close working relationship with both the sales and marketing department and with local farmers.
CORNELIO. THE 100% ITALIAN PEPPER
The Italian branch of the company has become the flagship for the project given the name of “Cornelio” aimed at optimizing certain varieties of “Corno di Toro” (Bull’s Horn) type peppers. These fruits are particularly interesting because of the high quality of their characteristics, the small amount of weight loss after coring and their versatility of use in the kitchen.
CORNELIO. THE NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES
The Institute of Food Sciences in Avellino was commissioned to carry out a study to compare the Cornelio pepper with the varieties of bell pepper most commonly found on the market. The results of this study show that Cornelio displays significantly greater nutritional properties overall compared with the commonly found ‘square’ variety, thanks to its polyphenol, flavonoid and carotenoid content.